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Cherokee County to Receive Cares Act Funds / UPDATED With Senator Andrew Jones Interview

According to Senator Andrew Jones – funding is coming to District 10 to help address both the unemployment and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jones said “I’m pleased to announce that Cherokee, DeKalb and four other counties will split $1,353,818 as part of the Community Development Block Grant made available through the  CARES Act; meanwhile, Etowah County will be receiving $379,592.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This more than $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from both the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.

For more information:  https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares

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WEIS Radio News spoke to Senator Andrew Jones Tuesday afternoon via phone and he tells us important funding is soon coming to District 10 through the CARES Act:

 

Jones said the money comes at a very important time, as the small business community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic:

 

There’s been no timeline as far as when the grant funds will be distributed or regarding the sign up process; as soon as that information is released, we’ll pass along all the details.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. 

Senator Jones also discussed the recent series of protests staged in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer – and the riots and vandalism that has broken out in many areas – but fortunately not here – where all local gatherings have remained peaceful. 

He also spoke on the grant which was recently awarded to Farmers Telecommunication in DeKalb County, and the expansion of Broadband into rural areas.

We’ll have more on this story in upcoming newscasts.

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